“I think it’s really important to develop a personal style, one in which you look back at pictures of yourself a decade from now and you recognize the same signature style. It’s easy to follow trends, but the most iconic individuals develop a style and embrace it over time. It’s good to evolve, but it’s important to develop a few defining characteristics that make you unique.”
[Model: Marc Jorden] [Photographed by Alis Pelleschi]
I absolutely love creative, high-energy visuals in lookbooks that don’t take too much away from the clothing; for example, like Kokontozai’s FW12 lookbook. The images were graphically edited by Alis Pelleschi and I think she did an awesome job. Check out the shots below.
Well, I must admit, I never imagined myself saying this, but Balmain’s Spring/Summer 2013 Menswear Collection is one of my favorite collections from the recently-ended SS13 menswear season. To be bluntly honest, I usually can’t stand Balmain’s collections, but this one really captured my attention.
Blending their traditional militaristic architecture with the safari theme that a number of other fashion houses have adopted over the past few seasons, Olivier Rousteing and his team deliver a collection that’s refreshing, yet consistent with the trademark Balmain look. I’m still in shock from the fact that I actually [love] one of their collections, but maybe this will be the start of a new appreciation for their brand.
Another designer whose work I love to see, Christopher Kane tapped into his artistic side for his SS13 collection. Using colorful and bold brushstrokes to adorn his menswear pieces, Kane keeps the architecture simple and lets the prints do all the talking. Adding a few roses into the mix, the design team kept things basic, but far from boring. I’d say this is another good one for the Christopher Kane brand. Check it out.
“Boys wear simple [pieces], so I like to keep it real.” - Christopher Kane